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Update News: Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Projection of the 2012 Transit of Venus

A projection from the National Solar Observatory of the path of the planet Venus over the visible disc of the Sun during Tuesday's unique celestial event. A transit of Venus will not happen again until 2117.

In Tuesday’s news:

  • Nome Police Department are actively looking for 17-year-old Sharon Ellanna;
  • a St. Michael woman jailed after stabbing former boyfriend;
  • 66-year-old Jack Swick dies at Cripple River Gold Mining Camp;
  • Ten hearings scheduled across the state on coastal management ballot initiative;
  • Mixed reactions to the EPA’s review of large-scale mining effects in Bristol Bay;
  • Nome-Beltz will have a new Dean of Students in the fall, Douglas Bushey (hear more in Tuesday’s Profile);
  • Stargazers in Alaska and across the globe prepare for rare transit of Venus across the sun;
  • a University of Texas team in Homer to track Venus from Alaska to Hawaii.